Janoska Ensemble © Andreas_H. Bitesnich
»The Big Bs« - Janoska Ensemble
Up until the time of Johannes Brahms, improvisation – that is, performing something without preparation, off the cuff – was still an indisputable trademark of the great masters. Today, this discipline has almost been forgotten, because while »free music-making« used to be a skill that every outstanding musician mastered, today the demand for precision in everyday concert life – and possibly also a lack of courage to play without sheet music – is displacing this ability.
Friday, 01. July 2022, 07.30 PM
Moop Mama © Felix Pitscheneder
Disturbing the Peace as a Principle - Moop Mama
The brass band Moop Mama, founded in 2009, became known mainly through unannounced guerrilla concerts in public spaces, where rapper Keno Langbein likes to use a megaphone. The band calls its style "Urban Brass", and its claim is definitely political: Moop Mama is concerned with the reconquest of public space, but also, for example, with protesting against the destruction of nature and inadequate policies against global warming. Moop Mama's performances in serious halls are also spontaneous, as the formation's Konzerthaus debut at the end of 2019 brilliantly demonstrated.
Friday, 01. July 2022, 09.00 PM
Iggy Pop © Pob Baker Ashton (Ausschnitt)
Godfather of Punk - Iggy Pop
The "Godfather of Punk" is coming: Iggy Pop, living legend and role model for every punk band past and present graces the Vienna Konzerthaus!
Widely recognized as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, Iggy Pop anticipated both the punk of the 1970s and the grunge of the 1990s. He rose to iconic status with his band The Stooges. The band's performances were characterized by an incredible energy and destructiveness.
Thursday, 07. July 2022, 07.30 PM
Melody Gardot © melodygardot.co.uk
The Power of Music - Melody Gardot
She owes her career not to a typical musician's biography, but to a tragic event. When Gardot was 19 years old, she suffered serious injuries in an accident. The singer, who was already performing in bars at the age of sixteen, drew strength from music and began writing her own songs during her convalescence, which were released shortly afterwards as an album under the title »Some Lessons: The Bedroom Sessions.«
Sunday, 30. October 2022, 07.30 PM
Monday, 31. October 2022, 07.30 PM